Small Business Resources and Affiliate Disclosure

Disclosure: Most of my blog posts include referral, advertising and affiliate links that enable me to receive compensation from the companies whose products I review or link to. I do test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best.

Parallax Life is independently owned and the opinions expressed here are my own.
how to start a wedding photography business and price weddings
~ Heather

Current Referral Links:

Here’s the deal. Things you already use have a referral link. Seriously, go into the account for the thing you are always telling people about and save that referral link to a Google Doc or whatever. That’s what I’ve done!

All of these links are referral links because I’m legit already using these services and love them. If you see something here that fits a need, click the link, sign up and I get a few bucks or points when you do. It helps pay for the expenses with this blog. So thanks! It’s a win-win!

Blogging / Small Business:

  • Chase Ink Plus Credit Card: this is the best everyday business credit card!! Earn 80,000 points when you spend $5,000 in 3 months of card opening! That’s $800 cash or $1000 in travel! 
  • ConvertKit: email marketing on steroids. When Social Media changes, your email list allows you to sell direct. ConvertKit is the best tool for the job and their blog is amazing too.
  • Design Aglow: templates for your budding photography business. They are super easy to customize!
  • Missing Lettr: The best kept secret for bloggers everywhere! Repurpose your past blog posts all year long with this super easy tool. My link gets you 50% off of your first 3 months.
  • Podcast Guests is a directory for connecting with podcasters. Get featured on podcasts or find someone to interview on yours! 
  • The Art of Six Figures Facebook Ads Course: Easton and Andy are crushing it with FB ads and have simplified the entire process with a hands-on approach to getting you up and running with Facebook ads for your business.
  • InZpire.me: they connect brands with influencers! It is easy to sign up and find sponsors for your blog.
  • Mile IQ: a mileage tracking app. Enough said.
  • Evernote: organizes your life, business, goals and more! 
  • Shoot Proof: If you are building a photography business, I can’t recommend   enough. It’s what I use for client galleries, invoices, bulk emails, contracts and their blog has been killing it!
  • Square: make selling easy by accepting credit cards on the spot when people are ready to buy. Tracking, online shop, inventory management and so much more. 
  • Sumo Apps: I once lost ALL of my social media shares when I changed my theme on my blog. Do not let that happen. Use Sumo instead!! You see the bar on the left with Facebook, etc? That’s Sumo in action. 
  • TubeBuddy: interested in figuring out the nuances of YouTube? TubeBuddy has a TON of helpful info for free!
  • Later: ready to schedule your Instagram and Pinterest posts??? Later lets you do 30 free each month!
  • Tave: build your business workflow, contracts and booking with ease and with an eye on automation. Get a free 60 day trial instead of 30 with this link!
  • 17Hats: a simpler version for a client management system.

Travel Deals:

  • Sapphire Reserve: This is my every day card and it includes a $300/year travel credit, access to airport lounges and so much more! Earn 50,000 bonus points with Chase Sapphire Reserve. 
  • Get $50 cash back when you make your first purchase with your new card.
  • Marriott Credit Card: I love that I get a free night each year on the card anniversary. It covers the cost of the annual fee! You can have the personal and business versions! Earn 80,000 bonus points with the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card. I’ll be rewarded too.
  • Delta Airlines: Once you have an everyday travel card, then start working on airlines that you actually fly. The Delta card gets you a free checked bag, early boarding and other fun perks.
  • Hilton Hotels: These AmEx cards have BIG sign up bonuses, but you can only get them once in your life. Be ready! Also hotel points can be used for OTHER things….
  • Award Wallet: ready to keep track of all of your new rewards accounts?
  • Airbnb: When I’m looking for a more local, authentic experience, I stay at an Airbnb instead of a hotel.
  • Evernote: I use this app for errrrrthing! Planning my next trip to storing a my awards account numbers and current balance. 
  • Dropbox: backup your files & photos already! Set up your phone to automatically add new ones as you take them.
  • Chase Freedom Cash Back: Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom. 
  • I really need to find more 😉

Photography & Life:

  • Blurb books are waaaaaay easier to make than Shutterfly or Apple Photos books. Stop driving yourself crazy, download their baller software and give it a whirl. Their blog newsletter is pretty helpful too.
  • Ibotta: Do you want free cash? Yeah, I thought so. I don’t even shop a lot or buy a lot of the items in this cash back app, and I’ve still earned over $100 just this year with normal shopping. Even on my wine! Use my referral code (YGLBWTC) and we BOTH get $5!
  • Minted: holiday cards, wedding invitations, you name it! Most of my wedding clients use Minted.
  • Evernote: I use this app for errrrrthing! Planning my driveway remodel to storing a list of my blog post links. I even have one for all of these referral links! 
  • Dropbox: backup your files & photos already! Set up your phone to automatically add new ones as you take them.
  • CreativeLive: Ready to learn photography, Lightroom, how to be more productive or more?? I watch CreativeLive nearly everyday for free.
  • Jillian Michaels Workouts: get in shape in as little as 20 minutes a day.
  • Spanx: every woman needs Spanx. It’s literally the best thing ever.
  • PicMonkey photo editor: this is your photo on awesome juice.
  • Pinhole Press: create really unique and cool gifts with your photos! Like wine labels!
  • Custom Star Maps: create dynamic and unique wedding and birthday gifts for the star gazer in your life.

Are you thinking about launching an online business? Ready to up your game with your side hustle and go full-time to BIG time?

Let me help you skip ahead in line with some of my very favorite apps, webinars, themes, hosting services, credit cards, mileage trackers, shopping rebates, book printers and much much more.

Pretty much everything I use in life comes with some sort of referral link and I use mine freely throughout the website. However, make no mistake…. I love every one of these and use them myself.

Take ConvertKit, for example. All of my opt-in forms where you can add yourself to the list for my next Smartphone Masterclass, for example, are from ConvertKit. Get a free month right here with this affiliate link! They make email marketing and digital downloads easy!

OK, so these are just straight up ads...

However, I do hand select my ads based off of products that I talk about and use, plus you usually get a discount.

If you think something would fit my blog, lemme know!

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